RRC ID 79268
Author Ramírez-Barahona S.
Title Incorporating fossils into the joint inference of phylogeny and biogeography of the tree fern order Cyatheales.
Journal Evolution
Abstract Present-day geographic and phylogenetic patterns often reflect the geological and climatic history of the planet. Neontological distribution data are often sufficient to unravel a lineage's biogeographic history, yet ancestral range inferences can be at odds with fossil evidence. Here, I use the fossilized birth-death process and the dispersal-extinction cladogenesis model to jointly infer the dated phylogeny and range evolution of the tree fern order Cyatheales. I use data for 101 fossil and 442 extant tree ferns to reconstruct the biogeographic history of the group over the last 220 million years. Fossil-aware reconstructions evince a prolonged occupancy of Laurasia over the Triassic-Cretaceous by Cyathealean tree ferns, which is evident in the fossil record but hidden from analyses relying on neontological data alone. Nonetheless, fossil-aware reconstructions are affected by uncertainty in fossils' phylogenetic placement, taphonomic biases, and specimen sampling and are sensitive to interpretation of paleodistributions and how these are scored. The present results highlight the need and challenges of incorporating fossils into joint inferences of phylogeny and biogeography to improve the reliability of ancestral geographic range estimation.
Volume 78(5)
Pages 919-933
Published 2024-5-1
DOI 10.1093/evolut/qpae034
PII 7618751
PMID 38437579
MeSH Biological Evolution Ferns* / classification Ferns* / genetics Fossils* Phylogeny* Phylogeography*
IF 3.698
Resource
GBIF Fern (Pteridophyta) specimens of Toyama Science Museum Plant specimens of Ishikawa Museum of Natural History Pteridophyte specimens of Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum Plant specimens of Toyota City Nature Sanctuary Plant specimens of Tochigi Prefectural Museum Plant specimens of Nasunogahara Museum Plant specimens of Otaru Museum Plant specimens of Komatsu City Museum Flora of Japan Specimen Database Plant specimens of Horaiji-san Museum of Natural History Toji K. collection Vascular Plant Specimens of Yamagata Prefectural Museum Plant specimens of Natural History Museum, Kishiwada City Vascular Plants Specimens of Ehime Prefectural Science Museum Plant Specimens collections of the Kyushu University Museum Vascular Plants Collection of National Museum of Nature and Science Vascular plant specimens of Akita Prefectural Museum Herbarium, University Archives and Collections, Fukushima University, Japan (FKSE) Vascular plant specimens of Iida City Museum Pteridophyta specimens of Iwate Prefectural Museum Pteridophyta collection of Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka Ibaraki Nature Museum, Vascular Plants collection Vascular plant specimens of National Museum of Nature and Science (TNS) Plant Specimens of Kurashiki Museum of Natural History Herbarium Specimens of Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Japan Herbarium of Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History Plant Specimens of Lake Biwa Museum Vascular Plants Collection of Sagamihara City Museum Plant specimens in the Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan Plant specimens deposited in Osaka Museum of Natural History, Japan Vascular Plant Specimens of Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden Plant Specimens of Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Natural History Plant Specimens of The Shimane Nature Museum of Mt. Sanbe Vascular Plant Specimen database of Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History Gunma Museum of Natural History, Vascular Plant Specimen Vascular plants collection of Hiratsuka City Museum Plant specimens of Kushiro City Museum Plant specimens of Horaiji-san Museum of Natural History Kichi T. collection Plant specimens of Mie Prefectural Museum Herbarium Specimens of Bonin and Ryukyu Islands Herbarium of Shinshu University Plant specimens of Parthenon Tama Museum (PTHM) Plant specimens of Obihiro Centennial City Museum Vascular plant specimens of Nagano Environmental Conservation Research Institute, Nagano Prefecture Tracheophyta collection of Biodiversity Center of Japan, Ministry of the Environment Vascular plant specimens of The Shirakami Research Center for Environmental Sciences, Hirosaki University Vascular plant specimens of Aomori City Forestry Museum Plant specimens of the Museum of Yamagata University Plant specimens of Toyota City Nature Sanctuary (from non-museum circle) Vascular plant specimens of Toyama Science Museum Plant specimens of Takatsuki Nature Museum (Aquapia Akutagawa)